Saturday, 13 March 2021

* AALL & Create: Bear Hugs



I'm back with another AALL & Create project, using #414 Bear Hugs as my focal point.

We've all been feeling the need for a hug lately. How adorable is this little cutie, designed by Janet Klein, with her teddy bear hug!  She is perfect for a 'missing you', 'thinking of you', 'love you,' 'get well soon' or a 'sorry we disagreed' project, and she would be perfect in one of Janet's little rooms.

I applied Distress Oxides directly to the card from the ink pad, spritzed with water and let it dry. Then I lightly dabbed white paint through the #117 Petals and Pods stencil. I used one of the sentiments from Bear Hits and one of the stamps from Visual Ingredients to add some background stamping, along with white paint splatters. Darker stamping and some wash tape form the border.

The Bear Hugs stamp set comes with the girl sat on the chair and the lamp stand as well as two sentiments. The stamp elements in Janet's designs are great fun to mix and match to make new scenes.
The images were coloured with Copic markers.

Washi tape #3 was used to ground my little girl and lamp.

#404 Visual Ingredients          #414 Bear Hugs

Stencil: #117 Petals and Pods\

Washi Tape #3 Ponder

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Catz #542 AG 18/03
Creative Moments #210 AG 19/03
Allsorts Challenge #615 Stamped Image 19/03
A Gem of a Challenge #6 AG 25/03
Lets Craft and Create #169 AG 31/03
Paper Funday #27 AG 04/04
613 Avenue Create #3 AG 04/04
Crafty Gals Corner #217 Make it Green 13/04


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love that cute image. You are right about needing hugs. This weekend more than others I feel. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Another awesome project, Carole! Thanks so much for continuing to inspire us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

  3. What a super colourful and fun creation and looks like another washi tape I need, many thanks for joining in with with our 'A Stamped Image' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Hi Carole
    Fabulous sweet image card the colours xx
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Wonderful creation and the background is amazing. Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  6. I love your card. I love the colors, the darling image. So glad you shared over at Crafty catz, Crafty gals corner.

  7. A sweet card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  8. This truly is a sweet card Carole. Beautiful background and the little girl is so cute.
    Hugs Monica

  9. Love the colours and background. Image pop's up very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  10. Wow super gorgeous, Carole! That background is to die for!!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  11. Lovely background!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments - Anythings goes
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. A very sweet well made card Carole.
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  13. Beautiful mixed media art journal page. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  14. Love the mixed media background and the stamp is adorable. Thanks for entering your creation in the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

  15. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)


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